Hi everyone, we start the New Year with a brief review of a LP “The Sadness of Beauty” by Snowbringer which was released in the end of 2016. It’s not a Concern Void release, but Snowbringer is our long-time collaborator.
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This release represents typical “bright ambient”, peculiar for Snowbringer. “The Sadness of Beauty” probably shows not a great difference from earlier releases, and even the title might seem a little bit cheesy, it’s like naming the album “Love” or something.
Moreover, as far as I know, only 2 tracks were recorded specially for this album, the rest was recorded in 2014, but somehow these tracks were lost for a while.
But this release deserves your attention, mostly because of some topics mentioned here. Firstly, there’s a new part of “Becoming Invisible” (actually, the 4th part), and tracks dedicated to such topics as Orgone and Apophenia.
Apophenia, to my mind, is the most certain word to describe Snowbringer’s music. You may see there something, or you may not. There may be something in it, or there may be not. Kind of a game, you know. It’s like seeing faces on the surface of Mars, there will always be people who would recognize it, and there will always be people who’d claim it’s a coincidence. So, if we follow such logics, Snowbringer should always have listeners, and I believe you might become his new listener.
Check out this album and stay tuned!
John “Grey Lenses” Grey